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DID YOU KNOW?

Do you know what to do when you receive an unemployment hearing notice? NAE is hearing from employers that there seems to be an increase in the number of unemployment claims going to hearing. While it may appear that way, the perceived increase is likely due to the fact that there are less unemployment claims […]

9TH CIRCUIT VS. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: COMPLIANCE WITH THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

If the interpretation and application of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) wasn’t already complicated enough for employers, the Department of Labor (DOL) just threw a monkey wrench into the mix. In March 2019, the DOL issued an advisory opinion that attempted to clarify whether an employee can choose to exhaust their paid leave prior […]

IN THE WAKE OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF PREPARED DISCIPLINE AND DISCHARGE

The recent events at a Northern California car dealership, which left three people dead, highlight the importance of being prepared when disciplining and discharging employees. Just after 6:00pm on Tuesday, June 25th, police responded to multiple reports of shots being fired at a car dealership in Morgan Hill, California. When police arrived, they found a […]

Nevada’s Cannabis Industry to Gain Access to Banking?

Nevada cannabis laws have made recreational marijuana use legal for years now. However, since cannabis is still considered illegal at a federal level, federal laws prohibit cannabis related business from having access to financial institutions such as banks. Businesses are forced to work on a cash basis, putting both customers and employees at an increased […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

“I want a copy of my file.”  For some reason, these seven words seem to spark fear and trepidation in HR professionals, managers, and owners.  Why?  It’s usually indicative of a disgruntled worker or a former employee who is looking for ways to file a complaint or bring legal action against the company. The good […]

NEVADA FIRMS BARRED FROM USING MARIJUANA TEST TO REJECT JOB SEEKERS

After nearly two years of allowing recreational marijuana use, Nevada has enacted a law restricting most employers from using a marijuana drug test to reject potential employees. The move comes as a growing number of Nevada businesses move away from cannabis screening as more job applicants use the recreational drug. Since the legalization of marijuana, […]

UPDATE FROM THE 2019 NEVADA LEGISLATIVE SESSION

The 2019 Nevada Legislative Session ended on Monday, June 3rd with many bills heading to Governor Sisolak’s desk for signature. Below is a summary of some of the latest on new laws affecting Nevada employers, including when they will go into effect so you can prepare. AB456 – Minimum Wage Effective July 1, 2019 Minimum […]

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know remote workers are less likely to stay with a company long-term? There is a constant struggle for employees to stay engaged with their work and with co-workers. Studies show that remote employees don’t feel like they are treated equally and that they feel left out. The obvious benefit of working remotely for […]

HIGH BUT NOT HIRED: COMPANIES PREPARING FOR LEGAL MARIJUANA

Thoran Towler, Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Association of Employers, was recently interviewed on how legalization of recreational marijuana has affected employers in Nevada. The potential legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota is forcing businesses across the state to consider whether to still hire job candidates who fail a drug test. Legislation to legalize recreational […]

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